BTRP Division Lead

Posted Date 2 months ago(12/12/2022 8:05 AM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Full Time
Portal Location : Location
Minimum Salary
USD $99,360.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $223,380.00/Yr.


Program Summary

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program - implemented by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) – works cooperatively with allies and partners to reduce or eliminate WMD threats. The cooperative nature of the DoD’s CTR activities strengthens regional alliances deepening existing partnerships and attracting new partners.

Role Description   

At Noblis and Noblis ESI, we have excellent teams of smart, collaborative, ethical and proactive experts. We are actively seeking candidates to join our team of talented professionals who possess the experience, vision, commitment, and integrity to successfully support the strategic goals of the CTR program.

Noblis is looking for a Division Lead to support the CTR Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) mission as a member of the Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) contract team.

The Division Lead works directly with the CCMD Division Chief and Division Operations Manager in support of the Division area of responsibility (AOR) and leads the A&AS team working in support of AORs within the Division. The DL is responsible for ensuring all deliverables across the division meet quality and schedule requirements. She/he leads a broad range of activities, including division-level planning; managing and utilizing staff resources to ensure team success; and supporting government counterparts at the Division level.

This role requires knowledge and understanding of the BTRP mission, nature of biological threats and biological threat reduction approaches, the international nonproliferation regime, and key stakeholders working in the domains of nonproliferation and global health security spanning public and animal health sectors.

The role requires strong analytical skills, ability to see the bigger picture without losing sight of detail, and readiness/ability to track formal and informal taskers and deliver necessary advisory and assistance services in support of multiple, competing priorities. The Division Lead is expected to partner with client Division leadership – as well as other government and A&AS counterparts contributing to implementation of the AOR priorities – and be a reliable source of advice and assistance.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversees a team of Country and Regional Leads, ensuring comprehensive project management and advisory and assistance support for the full range of activities and deliverables in assigned countries/regions.
  • Supports government counterparts in linking activities and objectives to the National Defense Strategy, Combatant Command plans, DoD priorities, BTRP mission, and efforts of Interagency partners.
  • Supports the Division Chief and Operations Manager in
    • Development, implementation, and tracking of the Director’s Operational Imperatives for the AOR, as well as other priorities identified for the AOR, Program or Directorate
    • Conducting annual management cycle activities, including Program Objective Memorandum (POM), Annual Reports to Congress (ARC), Annual Spend Plans, and metrics reviews for the AOR
    • Consolidation, review, and approval of quarterly project fact sheets and regional/country summaries for the Office of the Secretary of Defense
    • Review, approval, and oversight of project milestone documents, including Project Plans, Requirements Validation Reviews (RVRs), and others as required
    • Quality control as well oversight of planning and execution, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation of engagements across the division
    • Management of short- and long-range planning activities that include multi-year work plans that are the products of subordinate organization projects.
    • Planning travel
    • Development, implementation, and tracking of Weekly Activity Reports (WAR)
    • Development, implementation, and tracking of Program Management Reviews (PMRs)
  • Captures meeting minutes and lessons learned and incorporates solutions to action items and process improvement methodologies
  • Gains access to, and becomes proficient in, various systems to include, ATRIP, Mercury/TRLS, CAT, etc.
  • Proactively identifies risk areas across the Division, highlighting probability and impact to mission and proactively developing solutions
  • Leads the team of A&AS Country and regional Leads responsible for project management advice and assistance within the division
  • Create team engagement opportunities, encourage collaboration, emphasizes team spirit and mutual support. Servs as an advisor and provides necessary support to the team.
  • Set expectations for the Country and Regional Leads, monitor staff’s performance and alignment to expectations, keep open lines of communication with each staff on their individual performance
  • Take note and celebrates accomplishments, provide feedback on sub-optimal performance and help staff get in alignment with expectations for CL and RL positions.
  • Proactively engage with the A&AS leadership, peers and reports, share pertinent information, anticipate issues and identify solutions. Strive to be an effective, collaborative and engaging member of the A&AS team.
  • Set criteria for division prioritization in alignment with BTRP objectives, ensuring quality control and timeliness of work products generated by assigned staff.
  • Ensure assigned staff are trained and proficient in tasks/activities necessary for success. Identify and secure resources necessary for team success
  • With support of the Project Team Lead, champion best practices, innovation, and process improvement within the team and across divisions. Identify and remove unnecessary inefficiencies and impediments
  • Ensure workload is balanced across assigned staff
  • Travels in support of the BTRP mission.


Required Qualifications

  • Education/Experience: The candidate must possess a master’s degree and over 10 years of relevant experience or a bachelor's degree and over 18 years of relevant experience
  • Experience leading teams that deliver products and/or services that meet/exceed client expectations
  • Track record of working as part of larger teams and being an effective and collaborative member
  • Project/program management experience
  • Experience working with the U.S. government acquisition processes
  • Familiarity with DTRA Cooperative Threat Reduction program
  • International engagement experience
  • Experience building effective relationship with clients and other stakeholders, understanding client’s requirements and contribution to organization’s meeting client expectations
  • Ability to work on multiple projects which includes prioritizing, tracking, attention to detail, follow-up and follow-through to project completion
  • DoD SECRET clearance or higher.


 Desired Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional certification.
  • Excellent communication, written, and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility/adaptability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Candidates with a Secret, Top Secret, or Top Secret/SCI clearance are preferred.


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Salary at Noblis is determined by various factors, including but not limited to, the combination of education, certifications, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, internal and external equity, location, and clearance level, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements and applicable employment laws. The projected compensation range for this position is provided within the posting and are based on full time status. Part time staff receive a prorated salary based on regularly scheduled hours. The estimated minimum and maximum displayed represents the broadest range for this position (inclusive of high geographic and high clearance requirements), and is just one component of Noblis’ total compensation package for employees.


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